Costs Of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2021 is $22,142 for state residents and $28,878 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2021 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$6,020$12,756$10,672$20,031
Books & Supplies$2,543$2,543
Room & Board$10,070$10,070
Other Expenses$3,510$3,510
COA$22,142$28,878$26,794$36,153
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2021 is $6,020 for state residents and $12,756 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years as well as recent year average tuition & fees.
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Table. 2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$4,961$1,057$11,328$1,132
2017-2018$5,122$1,088$11,644$1,168
2018-2019$5,254$1,142$11,869$1,223
2019-2020$5,306$1,177$12,075$1,257
2020-2021$4,839$1,181$11,500$1,256
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2017-2021)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2021 is $10,672 for state residents and $20,031 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years.
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Table. 2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$9,135$1,551$17,949$1,771
2017-2018$9,408$1,559$18,327$1,772
2018-2019$9,564$1,601$18,517$1,805
2019-2020$9,656$1,647$18,833$1,824
2020-2021$9,048$1,624$18,368$1,663
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2017-2021)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2021 is $211 for state residents and $469 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $483 for state residents and $918 for out-of-state students. . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition per credit hour over last 5 years.
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Table. 2021 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2016-2017$203$469 $466$869
2017-2018$209$479 $479$885
2018-2019$213$468 $489$903
2019-2020$217$479 $505$935
2020-2021$211$469 $483$918
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2017-2021)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2021 is $13,580 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $14,487 living off campus including room, board, and other living expenses. Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average living costs over last 5 years for Public Colleges.
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Table. 2021 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2016-2017 $8,867$3,307 $8,763$3,866
2017-2018 $9,115$3,330 $8,993$3,886
2018-2019 $9,353$3,360 $9,247$3,964
2019-2020 $9,603$3,465 $9,596$4,135
2020-2021 $10,070$3,510 $10,234$4,253
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2017-2021)

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